5.76 cm3 of obscurity


Produced for the Frac Grand Large in Dunkirk, 5.76 cm3 of obscurity is the result of an experience, both absurd and impossible: the observation and the extraction of Deschamps's emotions.

After having undergone an MRI at a neurological research center on epilepsy and memory diseases (UCL Institute of Neurology in London), she was able to locate and 3D print her amygdala, a structure of the temporal lobe responsable for the encoding of our emotions.

They have been casted with a stainless steel from ThyssenKrupp, a German company which has facilitated and profited from the Nazi party during the Second World War, and which is still providing stainless steel today for the construction of everyday infrastructures. The migration of the artist's amygdala via this industrial process, and its translation into a material that is still holding a part of her familial history, are the attempt to exhume buried areas of her body and history.

Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy (UCL Insitute of Neurology of London), RapidformRCA and Jewellery & Metal workshops at the Royal College of Art in London, Atelier Dreieck in Paris
MRI Scan, 3D modelling, casting, TyssenKrupp stainless steel